Duke Reads

September Selection:
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieDuke Magazine

The 2014-2015 Duke Reads book club season kicks off with the selection for the Class of 2018, Americanah by celebrated author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Selected from over 400 titles submitted for consideration, this work by Adichie is a story of love and race centered on a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

Join the talented staff of the awarding-winning Duke Magazine, in a discussion about this novel on LeafLit, a new app available for iPad. Additional engagement opportunities will also be available on the Duke Reads blog.

See the article in the Chronicle about Americanah, the summer selection for the Class of 2018!

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More on LeafLit

LeafLit offers thousands of free books you can read on your own and you can also link your Kindle account to your LeafLit account so that you can purchase your Duke Reads books on Amazon. This app is also being considered for wider university use and the Duke Reads community is testing the product! If you have any concerns or questions about the app, please address those to education@daa.duke.edu.

LeafLit Instructions: It’s easy to join the Duke Reads community!

  1. From your iPad, download and install the free app.
  2. Create your free account on Leaflit using your Duke Reads preferred email address and log in. If you need your preferred email sent to you, please contact us at education@daa.duke.edu.
  3. Tap on Communities and then on Discover Communities
  4. Locate and select the community Duke Reads.
  5. Tap on the Join button.
  6. Select a book from the community – read, discuss and enjoy!

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